View Full Version : Hellsing:Ascot Making Tutorial.

03-19-2008, 03:35 PM
First off let me state: This is NOT a tutorial on how to TIE an ascot. If you are using a cotton rather then glossy fabric this will still work for you. Mine however has a glossy and matte side. The edges of my fabric are frayed a bit considering this is extra fabric I found by luck at the fabric store, this should NOT effect my tutorial.

Be aware the ascot will be 'hallow'.

This is showing you, with photographs I took. How to MAKE the ascot. Not to TIE it. There are loads of tutorials on how to tie the Hellsing ascot, but very few I've found on MAKING it. Now, by no means am I amazing at sewing so I had to find a way to make my ascot based on my limited skills and yet make it GOOD. So I came up with a rather simple way, so if like me your sewing skills are amature this will be easy even for you. If you have very good sewing skills this should been a walk in the park!

All photographs are taken by me in process of making an ascot so please don't thief the images. Just link friends to this thread if someone else needs help. T_T My camera messed with the fabric color in some of the photographs so please dont comment saying "ITS ORANGE!!!111"It's not, it's a glossy merlot/wine color. But the color from my camera should not effect you being able to fallow along.

What I did is found the fabric I wanted at Jo-Annes(an American fabric store). The length and width of your ascot depends on YOU. Your height, how puffy you want the ascot, how LONG you want the ascot and how THICK you want it to be. I've gotten an aprox of 54' for most people, but you can change it to fit how you want it. Sadly for me I had to make TWO ascots and sew them together based on the length of the fabric sqaure T_T which I stupidly did not measure in the store, DO NOT underestimate how much fabric you will need.

I decided how thick I wanted the ascot to be, laying the fabric down glossy side up then folded over one end LENGTH wise so the matte side was facing up then safety pinned each end:
ONE (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo001.jpg)

I've labed each picture with 'glossy' and 'matte' so you do not get confused on which side is facing where.

TWO (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo005.jpg)
The matte side should be facing YOU.

Measure first the WIDTH of the fabric you folded over for how thick you want the fabric to end up and allow for some loss when sewing, I got about 4 1/2' just remember this for later. With a ruler mark length wise and remember to check every so often to make sure the width is the same (4 1/2' for me)
THREE (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo007.jpg)
Don't be worried about marking, you will not be able to see this side of the fabric when your done with the ascot.

FOUR (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo009.jpg)
This is the marking pencil I used.

After your done you should have an even(hopefully) line going lengthwise across the fabric.(matte side)
FIVE (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo010.jpg)

Keep the fabric matte side up so the glossy side is still hidden on the inside.
SIX (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo013.jpg)

I have a small, VERY small 30$ table sewing machine but it worked fine for this. Start sewing down the fabric lengthwise. Obviously only on the open end.
SEVEN (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo015.jpg)

This image is a bit blurry T_T I am sorry for that but the seam is still visable.This is the seam LENGTHWISE.
EIGHT (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo017.jpg)

Then simply sew one of the ends shut. You should end up with one end open and the ascot hallow with the glossy bit on the inside and the matte side facing you.
NINE (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo019.jpg)

Now you're going to turn it inside out, like pulling a sock right.
TEN (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo020.jpg)

Just keep gently pulling from the inside, GENTLY. If you notice any holes along the seem as you are pulling STOP! And push the glossy side back down/inside so the ascot is matte side up again and just go back to the area with a hole opening and close it.

ELEVEN (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo022.jpg)
Try to do it gently incase there IS a hole you dont want to rip it any further.

Now once you've pulled your ascot inside out it should be like this TWELVE (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo029.jpg)
With the MATTE side on the inside and the glossy side facing you.

Even if your ends are not frayed like mine I still suggest folding a bit of the ends over INSIDE before sewing it closed just to give a cleaner line.
THIRTEEN (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo033.jpg)

This is the ONLY visible seam on the ascot, but the length is short and getting the seam decent looking is pretty easy. If you use thread as close to the color of the ascot as you can get ,the seam will be barely visible.
FOURTEEN (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo036.jpg)

and the seam lengthwise you first did, now on the finished ascot
FIFTEEN (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo038.jpg)

And yay for an ascot!
FINISHED! (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/kokakukidotai09/AscotHowTo039.jpg)

When I first did it, this took me about an hour. Having to learn how to thread a sewing machine and such, the second time perhaps..45 minutes. So the better your sewing skills are and the more you practice the better and faster it will be.

I HIGHLY suggest using some kind of scrap fabric like an old fabric placemat/platemat just to practice doing a even line and getting used to the sewing machine if you're new like I am.

My ascot is TWO made seperately and sewn together. As I said the scrap fabric I got I did NOT measure at the store and it ended up to short to be tied properly. If this happens to you take the LAST ends that where sewn shut(and should be the most flat) and place one ontop of the other end and sew down them. The seam will also be barely visable and likely covered by your hair/wig/shirt collar/whatever.

If your fabric is similar to mine, with the gloss to it DO NOT DIRECTLY IRON IT! lay a pillowcase over one part of the ascot and iron over the pillowcase on the high setting, do not risk burning your brand new ascot! If you are using a 100% cotton fabric directly ironing it should be alright.

While there are many tutorials on tieing the ascot properly here is the one I find most usefull: VIDEO TUTORIAL (http://youtube.com/watch?v=6-No2GFSzJs)

I hope this helps you for the future! I searched this website for any tutorials on actually hand making the ascot and found none so I thought this would help, if like me none of the stores around you sold anything decent enough to work.

If you have any questions/comments/hatemail/whatever you are also free to PM me X3

07-24-2008, 11:36 PM
This would be a great tutorial that could help me A LOT but none of the photos work. =[

05-02-2009, 10:17 AM
Pics have been moved or deleted T__T

08-09-2009, 08:27 PM
please fix the pix ^_^